Life has been keeping me from doing much “interesting” railroading or modeling lately, but that’s how the ebb and flow of the world goes. I did see one interesting thing yesterday, though I was too slow with the iPhone and my camera batteries were warming in my pocket. While walking through the parking lot at the mall, a southbound Norfolk Southern stack train rolled by. Five units on the head. The first three were standard NS black “catfish”, but the fourth unit was an SD60. Specifically, CEFX#6003, which still carries its former SOO line paint scheme:
This particular photo was taken in Minneapolis, MN in 2006 by Matt Peterson.
This is a fairly rare paint scheme, especially in these parts, so it would have been nice to “catch” it on the fly. Maybe next time.
Oh, and the fifth engine… honestly I was too busy looking at #6003 to catch it, but it was light blue. Quite possibly a (former) Conrail unit, though there are some leased units in a similar shade of blue.